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Wednesday, May 6, 1998
Luxor to Alexandria, Egypt
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Alexandria, Egypt:
Latitude: 31° 12' 0" North
Longitude: 29° 53' 38" East
Altitude: 6 feet
From Seattle: 8163 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Hotel Acropole

Today's Travel:
Country: Egypt
Region: Alexandria
Route: Train: Luxor - Cairo, Train: Cairo - Alexandria
Start: Luxor
Stop 1. Cairo
End:Alexandria, Egypt
Linear:472 miles
Weather: Overcast

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 391
Linear Dist: 99131
Countries Visited: 32
Regions Visited: 124
More stats...
Hotels: 83
Friends / Family: 98
Camping: 39
Hostels: 134
Transit: 37
Beers: 1507

Journal Entry:
Travel day. Got to Cairo around 11 o'clock (only two hours late). Went and bought my ticket to London (leaves May 11th at 3:35am, gets to London around 1:30pm with a 6 hour layover in Prague). Dropped by the internet cafe to see if the travel agent a responded to my enquiry about the next leg of my trip - they hadn't. Got back to the trainstation an hour before the 4pm train was suppose to leave, only to find out there was no 4 o'clock train, so I had to wait for the 5 o'clock train.

Got to Alexandria just after dark. Checked into the Hotel Acropole which is in a grand old building with marble staircases and hardwood floor - definitely a case of faded glory. Although I have a huge bed and lots of slightly damaged antiques in my room. Found the bus office and bought a ticket on tomorrow mornings bus to Siwa. Walked along the waterfront for a bit then walked inland some. Found a kushari restaurant and had a small (I wasn't very hungry), but it was so good I ordered a second. Waddled back to the hotel and called it a night.

Related Sites:
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Egypt
CIA World Fact Book: Egypt

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